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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Ten union mine workers have been arrested in St. Louis following a protest outside Peabody Energy headquarters.
Workers and retirees were seeking to draw attention Tuesday to what they consider poor treatment from Patriot Coal Corp., a company spun off from Peabody five years ago.
A hearing on Patriot's bankruptcy was Tuesday in St. Louis. Mine workers told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the protest was a bid to save health care and pension benefits that could be stripped away in Chapter 11 proceedings.
About 800 mine workers and supporters rallied outside the federal courthouse, then marched a few blocks to Peabody Energy headquarters.
The 10 who were arrested were cited for sitting in the street.
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